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Emilia Sereva

Emilia Sereva
Name
Dr Emilia Sereva
Title
Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Science
Address
Edinburgh UK
Email
Research Interests
Process Sociology, Norbert Elias, Social theory
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/honorary_fellows/emilia_sereva

About Me

I am Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Whites Writing Whiteness: Letters, Domestic Figurations and Representations of Whiteness in South Africa from the 1770s to the 1970s project, a 4-year ESRC Professorial Fellowship awarded to Professor Liz Stanley. My role includes creating databases for the Forbes Diary collection (1850-1917), managing the WWW project website, and co-convening the 'Lives & Letters' mailing list (formerly the NABS mailing list). 

I have also recently completed my PhD in Sociology, supervised by Liz Stanley and Donald MacKenzie. My doctoral research concerned the long-term development of the British funeral industry in terms of the histories of particular family-owned funeral firms. It is also closely engaged with the work of Norbert Elias, and his concepts of figuration and sociogenesis in particular, which provides a direct link with my WWW work. 

   

Registration

I was awarded my PhD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh in July, 2017. I presently hold an SPS Honorary Fellowship, which was awarded to me in the summer of 2017 and continues on through to the latter part of 2020. 

   

Qualifications

PhD Sociology | University of Edinburgh
MA Social Anthropology | Goldsmiths - University of London
MSc Sociology (Research) | the LSE 

   

Recent Publications 

(2019) A Methodological Approach to Theory-as-Data: Tracing the Development of Norbert Elias’s Theory of Established–Outsiders Relations. In SAGE Research Methods Datasets. SAGE Publications Ltd.

(2018) Thinking with Elias using the Collected Works. Human Figurations, 7(1): http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.11217607.0007.109.

(2018, in press, with Liz Stanley) Documents of Life: In Theory and Practice. In (eds) Paul A. Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Melissa A. Hardy and Malcolm Williams. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Methods. London: Sage.